How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Borderlines

How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the BorderlinesHow the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People Behind the Borderlines by Mark Stein

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a book about people. But there is also a fair dose of history, geography and, yes, politics. With fifty states, all with unique histories, only a brief chapter can be devoted to each. I kept wanting to know more. The fascinating characters who shaped the country are as diverse and provocative as our current countrymen.

The stories continue to this day. Will this country always have fifty states? (It only had 48 in my youth.) Are there still citizens that have taxation without representation? Can state boundaries change? Is the political climate today different from what it has been in the past? This is an ongoing tale. History really does come alive in these brief bedtime stories.

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